Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

South Sudan: aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015   A group of leading aid agencies...

Oxfam response to Credit Suisse Global Wealth report showing rising inequality

Credit Suisse's annual Global Wealth Report, published today, reveals that wealth inequality continues to grow; the top 1% now own 48.2 percent of global wealth, up from 46 percent last year....

Money pledged at Gaza donor conference could take decades to reach people

The bulk of money pledged at the global donor conference to rebuild Gaza will languish in bank accounts for decades before it reaches people unless long-standing Israeli restrictions on imports are...

World trapped by 'Toxic Triangle' that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all

People around the world are trapped in a 'toxic triangle' made up of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up  global temperatures,...

Oxfam reaction to President Barroso’s speech at UN climate summit

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave a speech at the UN Climate Summit today, claiming the EU is setting a good example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

More needs to be done to stop the spread of Ebola

Oxfam is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections. The UN is planning to tackle the illness by treating people...

Bolder EU response needed to help stop Ebola spiralling out of control

Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus. ...

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today. ...

Oxfam reaction to EU leaders' response to Ebola crisis

At today's EU summit, European leaders collectively pledged to raise their financial contribution to help respond to the Ebola crisis, bringing Europe's total commitment to €1 billion. ...

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